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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Eli is here!

I'm blogging from the hosiptal on my phone. I've posted pics on Twitter but haven't been able to figure out how to post them here (just click on the Twitter link in the sidebar and you'll be able to see my Twitter stream).

Eli Graham was born Tuesday at 9:44am, after only two hours of active labor and only one push! I can hardly believe it was so quick! I'll be sure to write the "long version" of his birth story with all of the details that all of you othere mamas want to hear soon.

Eli is totally adorable in every way. He started nursing within minutes of his birth and I couldn't ask for a better eater. He's also sleeping and pooping well and peeing on all of the nurses :)

I think he looks most like Emma but I'm starting to see a lot of Katie-Abigail in him today. He has the perfect pouty lip like Beth and cute little sideburns like Josiah. The kids totally adore him and Josiah just wanted to hold him and hold him. I'm sure he is going to be an amazing big brother!

We hope to be able to go home today. I'm missing home so much! I'd like to be on my own couch with my littles. The boredom, quietness (and crappy food) here is driving me a little nuts.

I'll post pics ASAP!

36 comments:

Mira said...

congrats! I am sure you all will enjoy in your new family member! Cannot wait to see pics!

the mom diggity said...

Congrats!!! Enjoy the crappy food and your adorable newborn :)

Reilly said...

congrats faith!! so happy to hear that everything went so smoothly... can't wait to see pictures!! :)

Courtney K. said...

Congrats!! I hope you guys enjoy your new family bonding time! :)

Nat said...

Welcome to the world ELI!! congrats and so glad you had a short labor! woohoo.

Ashley Sisk said...

Yay! Congrats. I haven't been on twitter yet today so I'll have to look for pictures!

Tiffany said...

Congrats...glad all is well!

Tiffany

Becky said...

Congrats! PTL, it was so quick, I guess he was ready to meet his family!

playdoughinmycarpet said...

YEAH! Wow, 2 hours and one push? Super woman! :)

Gillian said...

Yeay! Can't wait to 'meet' him, hope you get home soon : )

Kimberly said...

Yay! Congratulations on your newest little blessing! Take care of yourself!

Miranda said...

Congrats!!! Gonna take a look at the pics now.
Hope you will be home soon.

Tara said...

Congratulations Faith and family!!!

Carrie said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the amazing pictures you will most certainly take of him :)

Kim said...

Congratulations! How awesome to have him finally here. Enjoy getting used to the new normal. :)

Bee's Place said...

Congratulations! There is nothing as special as the birth of a new baby.

Rachel~Wildflower Photography and a little bit vintage said...

congrats! ;)looking forward to photos!

Marla said...

Congrats. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Congratulations!!! 2 hours and one push?? He sure was anxious to see his mama!! Can't wait to see more pictures! :)

Heidi said...

Wow! The whole thing sounds like it couldn't have gone better-ONE PUSH? Sheesh! Huge congrats and I hope you and your little sweetie get to go home today.. :)

Jessica said...

Congratulations!!! :)

Jamie said...

Congratulations

Ewa said...

Congratulations!!!!

JJINJERSEY said...

Congratulations on your expanded family!! I'm thrilled all went well for you. Welcome Eli!

Alita said...

congratulations Faith!! :) xo!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Congratulations. I totally missed it. :) I am going to look for pictures now.

Mommy of KraftyGang kids said...

can't wait to hear all the details!!! I'm getting ready to do this next month. I want an EASY labor!!!

BARBIE said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you had a dream birth. Can't wait to hear more.

Sandy Addison said...

Well done faith just had a look at your piccies and you look amazing!!!! Lot of love and wishes from all the way down under

Annika said...

Congratulations!

Dorian Susan said...

Yay Faith!! I checked in a couple days ago wondering if EGR had arrived yet. So happy that labor was "only" a couple hours and that your little boy is healthy-and his mom happy. Congratualtions.

SKC said...

Congratulations.

grace said...

ooh, congratulations! i bet he's adorable. AND, we'll share a birthday! oh yeah!

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

Congrats!! I am so happy for your family and I hope you're all adjusting well!

Tezzie said...

Wow...congratulations to your whole family! I'm so happy for you!!! :)